The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22222   Message #239825
Posted By: Steve Parkes
08-Jun-00 - 07:38 AM
Thread Name: The Ould Triangle
Subject: RE: The Ould Triangle
They used to lash peiople to a big triangle for flogging, but these would usually have been wooden structures, and I wouldn't expect them to make a noise! I always assumed the triangle in the song was to wake everyone up at some ungodly hour of the morning, or to mark the hours or periods of the day; but I don't actually know.